Nearly 140,000 Audi Vehicles Recalled Due to Potential for Air Bag Malfunction

The front passenger air bag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury

Nearly 140,000 Audi Vehicles Recalled Due to Potential for Air Bag Malfunction
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June 18, 2018

Certain model year 2013-2018 Audi S6 and S7, 2012-2018 Audi A7 and A6 Sedan, and 2014-2018 Audi RS7 vehicles equipped with basic seats (with or without heating) have been recalled.

Approximately 140,000 Audi vehicles are impacted by this recall.

What's the problem?

On the affected vehicles, stress or wear of the body-sensing mat within the front passenger seat may cause the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) control module to malfunction.

If the PODS module malfunctions, the front passenger air bag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

What happens next?

Owners of the recalled Audi vehicles will be notified beginning in late July 2018. Audi dealers will then install a PODS system repair kit, free of charge.

Vehicle owners seeking additional information about this recall should contact Audi customer service at (800) 253-2834—provide recall reference number 74D5.